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Russia’s Black Sea Fleet left ‘functionally inactive’

by LLB political Reporter
25th Mar 24 11:08 am

The Defence Secretary Grant Shapps has said that due to continued missile attacks by Ukrainian forces has left Russia’s Black Sea Fleet “functionally inactive.”

Two large Russian warships were destroyed on Sunday in the Black Sea plus other naval facilities.

The Yamal and the Azov are estimated to cost around £170 million each leaving Vladimir Putin’s Black Sea Fleet virtually non-existent.

Shapps said, “Putin’s continued illegal occupation of Ukraine is exacting a massive cost on Russia’s Black Sea fleet which is now functionally inactive.

“Russia has sailed the Black Sea since 1783 but is now forced to constrain [its] fleet to port. And even there, Putin’s ships are sinking.”

A Ukrainian military spokesman said, “The defence forces have successfully hit the Yamal and Azov landing ships, a communications centre and several infrastructure facilities belonging to the Russian Black Sea fleet.”

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